Festival RecipesKadala paruppu payasam | Chana dal kheer

Kadala paruppu payasam | Chana dal kheer

Kadala paruppu payasam | Chana dal kheer made with coconut milk and jaggery is used for sweetness. Generally, in most Tamil brahmin homes, we make paruppu payasam for all occasions. We make it using paasi paruppu and jaggery. Some people add little chana dal to that. Recently one of my friend shared this kadala paruppu payasam, in kerala they call it as kadala parippu pradaman. Generally, Keralites make it in traditional uruli(a heavy bottomed brass vessel), as the kheer needs to boil for a long time. I don’t claim this as authentic kerala pradaman but we all loved it a lot. I was about to post caramel payasam today but the video didn’t turn out well. Will post it soon. Since tomorrow is Tamil new year | Vishu, make this kadala paruppu payasam and celebrate the New year.

Check out my other Tamil new year recipes

Kadala paruppu payasam

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 40 Mins |Serves: 4-5

     Channa dal | kadala paruppu  1/2 cup
     Jaggery   1/2 cup -3/4 cup (adjust as per sweetness)
     Thin coconut milk  1 cup
     Thick coconut milk  1/2 cup
     Cardamom powder  a pinch
     Dry ginger powder |sukku a pinch
     Ghee  2 tsp
     Coconut bits | thenga kothu  2 tblsp

Kadala paruppu payasam

    • In a pan add 1 tsp of ghee and add the channa dal.
  • Roast this for 2-3 minutes. Do not get it burnt.
kadali paruppu payasam 1
  • Pressure cook this till 5-6 whistles by adding 1 cup of water to this.
  • Mash it here and there using a potato masher. If you want to make it nicely mashed mash it nicely. We all love the crunchiness of channa dal so i mashed little.

kadalai paruppu payasam 2

  • In the pan add 1 tsp of ghee and roast the coconut bits.
  • Roast in a low flame till it becomes golden brown.
  • Keep it aside.

kadalai paruppu payasam 5

  • Add jaggery in the pan. I added 3/4 cup but it felt it was bit more. You can reduce 1-2 tblsp jaggery.
  • Melt the jaggery by adding 1/2 cup of water to this.

kadalai paruppu payasam 3

  • Filter the impurities and put it back to the pan.

channa dal payasam

  • Add the cooked channa dal to the pan. Mix well.

channa dal payasam 4

  • Let this boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the thin coconut milk to this. I used store bought coconut milk. I diluted 1/2 cup thick milk with 1/2 cup water. If using homemade ones use the second milk, check my post on Home made coconut milk.
  • Do no worry if the mixture is thin. It will become thick in the last stage.

channa dal payasam 6

  • Let this boil in a low flame for 20 minutes. Stir it in between.

channa dal payasam 7

  • Now add the thick coconut milk.
channa dal payasam 8
  • Mix well and boil for a minute and switch off the flame.
  • Add the cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and roasted coconut.

channa dal payasam 9

  • Channa dal payasam is ready.
  • You can serve hot or serve chilled.
Chana dal payasam
  1. You can roast cashew nuts in ghee and add to the payasam.
  2. Store bought coconut milk works out well too.
  3. I used 3/4 cup jaggery and felt it is little more, so you can reduce it to 1/2 cup too.

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  1. Hi Jeyashri, I have started seeing your blog from 2016. After seeing variety of recipes i have become so passionate to cooking. Also, my daughter loves your blog & she will tell me what to cook today. We are living at KK Nagar, Chennai. Since kids are also watching your blog, recent days i have some ads which is good to for kids. can you look into this?

    • Kerala kids around the world consume this special payasam without a problem. My mother would mix chana and whole green bean, so it's kinder to the stomach when we consume a lot.


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